European Day of Languages – 10 year anniversary this year

August 9th, 2011

Ten years of the European Day of Languages: more infos here

Day of languages: broadcast on Open Channel Berlin

September 10th, 2009

There is a new 30 minute broadcast coming to support the European Day of Languages 2009. The programme will be broadcast on the 26th September at 11.00 hrs in the Berlin television network. There will be a livestream taking place at the same time which can be found on

DIVIS presentation at Edulearn09

July 8th, 2009

DIVIS at the conference Edulearn 09 in Barcelona: A presentation from Dolors Masats and Melinda Dooly. Go here for the paper and powerpoint.

Languages meet Sport

June 22nd, 2009

Check out an interesting conference “Languages and intercultural Dialogue in Sport” in Trieste on the 16th and 17th October 2009. You find more information about this conference here.

Conference: Paradigms for ‘Languages of the Wider World’

April 14th, 2009

Multilingualism, Regional & Minority Languages: Paradigms for ‘Languages of the Wider World’

International conference at the SOAS this week: (16th/17th April 2009)

This international conference is organised jointly by the Languages of the Wider World CETL (LWW CETL) at SOAS and UCL in the UK, and the MERCATOR European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning at the Fryske Akademy in the Netherlands.

All people have the right to learn and use their mother-tongue, and to learn a second and third language. This formal right is often absent and its use in practice is often less well guaranteed and less developed than should be the case, especially for speakers of smaller languages variously labelled as ‘regional’, ‘minority’, ‘immigrant’, ‘community’ (including sign languages), ‘heritage’ languages, etc. The conference will focus on theoretical and empirical work in research and implementation of teaching and learning models and strategies for language learning.

More here.

Commissionar Orban in Berlin

February 24th, 2009

Read the speech of EU Commissionar Leonard Orban at the Free University in Berlin on 13th February 2009. Here is the link to the pdf file.

European Day of Languages today

September 26th, 2008

Today is the European Day of Languages with lots of activities across Europe related to the rich diversity of cultures. We will have a special broadcast on the Open Channel Berlin today at 18.00 hrs. You can also watch it on the livestream on the Open Channels website.

Next ExpoLingua in Berlin in November

September 16th, 2008

The next “ExpoLingua” international fair for languages and cultures takes place from November 14th-16th in Berlin.

You can find more details here.